Mahatma Gandhi statue vandalized in Kannur

After Lenin, Periyar, Ambedkar, Mookerjee, now Gandhi's statue vandalized in Kerela

The statue situated in front of the Taliparamba Taluk Office was vandalised at around 7 am on Thursday.

The spectacle of the Gandhi statue was damaged, which is situated in Thaliparamba area of the city.

The statue of Mahatma Gandhi was damaged at taluk office in Taliparamba in Kannur district of Kerala. "He destroyed the glasses and a garland that was put on Gandhiji's statue".

The latest incident in Kerala follows acts of vandalism reported in several parts of the country.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said statues of leaders should be given due respect.

In West Bengal, Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mukherjee's bust was vandalized in Kolkata's Kalighat, at Keoratola Mohasoshan, Kolkata after that PM Narendra Modi also spoke to HM in this regard & has expressed his "strong disapproval" of such incidents.

The centre government have condemned the actions from the goons, and the driver of the crane that tore down Lenin's statue has also been arrested.

"Based on a complaint from the local people, we have registered an FIR and two special teams have been formed to trace the culprits", Deputy Police Commissioner G Shashank Sai said. The Home Ministry on Wednesday issued an advisory to states asking them to take all necessary precautions to prevent such incidents.

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